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Marius Ianuș
(b. Marius-Christian Drajan on 24 December 1975, Brașov) is a Romanian poet, short story writer and journalist. He frequented Mircea Cărtărescu's literary circle (which he later renamed into "Abator Fracturi") and published several poems in Ferestre '98 ("Windows '98", 1998). Together with Dumitru Crudu, he published the manifesto of fracturism in the 2000 volume Manifest anarhist și alte fracturi (Anarchist Manifesto and Other Fractures); 2000's generation was already mentioned on the front cover, although only a few years later Marin Mincu would establish the new generation.
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The cover of Manifest anarhist și alte fracturi (2000)

With this and several other books (hârtie igienică, Mamijuana, ursul din containăr, the anthology dansează ianuș, Ștrumfii afară din fabrică!), Ianuș made his mark as one of the most important poets of the 2000's generation, but in 2010 decided to turn to Christianity and deleted all of his previous books (that he rejected as being "pornographic" and "unholy), as well as his old blog and Hyperliteratura. He has since published a book of religious poems, Refuz fularul alb! (I Refuse the White Scarf!; reference to the white scarf that George Vasilievici used to kill himself), and a volume of short stories, O noapte și o dimineață (One Night and One Day).